The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch that includes Neshoba County and Central Mississippi from midnight through Thursday morning.

"Rain will gradually change over to snow after midnight, more likely around or after 3 a.m. for our area, with some of the heavier snow bands affecting the area, under the current forecast, during the morning travel time and commute in the morning," Emergency Management Director Jeff Mayo said.

"We are currently forecast to accumulate potentially two to four inches of snow on grassy and elevated surfaces during the event. Roads are anticipated to remain wet except where the heaviest snow bands occur, which could lead to a wintery slush developing primarily on bridges, but roadways could also be affected somewhat. Accumulations of this amount could lead to branches breaking on trees, also potentially impacting travel somewhat. "